Archives: Woodworking

Festool Integrated Plug-it Cord and Sleeve 201778

Festool Plug-It Cord and Sleeve Review Until recently I used to get frustrated using my Festool TS55 Track saw with dust collection. The issue, I kept getting hooked on the rail or the corner of the board because to hose and cord would snag. It go to the point that I considered taping the two […]

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Ridgid Brushless 18V Compact Router Review

Ridgid Gen 5x Brushless 18V Compact Router R86044B Compact Routers, like the Ridgid Brushless 18V Compact Router offers woodworkers a number of features for operator control and ease-of-use when performing a variety of router applications. As a carpenter, I use a compact router to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking […]

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Cleaning and Lubricating Woodworking Machines

Keeping Woodworking Machines Clean Cleaning and lubricating woodworking machines is a maintenance issue that is often overlooked in the workshop. We all just want our tools to work, when we work with them! The problem is if you don’t keep your woodworking machine moving parts clean and lubricated, they can rust or become coated with grit and […]

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Festool Domino Joiner DF 500-Plus

Domino DF 500-Plus Joiner Review The strength of a mortise-and-tenon joint in a hand-held tool is what makes the Festool Domino Joiner DF 500-Plus unique.  No other manufacturer makes a portable mortising machine like the Domino.  Many folks confuse the Domino with a biscuit joiner as the tool looks, and works, much like one.   But […]

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NOVA LAUNCHES IMPROVED INFINITY QUICK CHANGE CHUCK SYSTEM

NOVA LAUNCHES IMPROVED INFINITY QUICK CHANGE CHUCK SYSTEM Enhance Productivity, Spend More Time Turning! St Petersburg, Fla. – September 11, 2014 – NOVA, a leading innovator in the woodturning and woodworking industry for more than 25 years, is introducing a new and improved version of its NOVA Infinity Quick Change Chuck System (http://www.novainfinitychuck.com/), and is […]

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Adding a Bandsaw Riser Block

Adding a Bandsaw Riser Block In the last article, we shared some tips on how to tune up a RIDGID Bandsaw. We alluded to some additional accessories that can make the saw even better. In this article you’ll see how to install a 6″ bandsaw riser block so that the saw will be able to cut […]

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RIDGID Jointer Review

RIDGID Jointer Review Model JP0610 About a year and a half ago now I had hit a wall in my woodworking. I was expanding into projects that required wood in better shape than the s4s (Sanded 4 Sides) stock I could get at Menards or Home Depot. I would spend hours of my life sorting […]

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Tuning up a Ridgid Bandsaw

Tuning up a Ridgid Bandsaw About a year ago RIDGID sent me their venerable BS1400 Bandsaw. This tool has been on the market since about 2001 so it is in thousands of shops across North America. It has served many woodworkers as a pretty good saw but with a little work you can make it […]

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Kreg Foreman Professional-Grade Pocket-Hole Machine Preview

Professional Pocket-Holes at Affordable Price I’ve been using Kreg jigs for years because they work so well and allow me to build very strong furniture / joinery in a fraction of the time more traditional joints take. The announcement recently that Kreg Tool is introducing a professional grade pocket-hole machine at an affordable price is […]

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Rockler adds another superstore to the fold

Late this last summer Rockler opened their first Superstore about 5 miles from me in Minnesota. Now they are almost finished with their second and this time it’s in the pacific north west. The Seattle location is opening mid-December and it is going to be a huge hit. I’ve been to the Maplewood store many […]

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